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Dalbeattie War Memorial

This lovely example of a War Memorial is in Colliston Park, Dalbeattie. A column with lion finial surmounting a hexagonal base, made out of local granite.

Dalbeattie War Memorial

The bench in front is inscribed, “We will remember them 1914-1918.”

War Memorial Bench, Dalbeattie

Inscription, “In Memoriam, our glorious dead, 1914-1918,” and “1939-1945, their names liveth forever.”

Inscription, Dalbeattie War Memorial

Names. Great War above, WW2 below.

Names, Dalbeattie War Memorial

Great War Names:-

Dalbeattie War Memorial, Great War Names

More Great War Names, Dalbeattie War Memorial

More Great War Names. Note St. Nurse Jessie J Paterson TFNS:-

War Memorial, Dalbeattie, More Great War Names

Names for both wars:-

Nmaes for Both Wars, Dalbeattie War Memorial 7

Colliston Park, Dalbeattie

Before passing through the rest of the town the Barr Burn runs down the side of Colliston Park, Dalbeattie.

Barr Burn in Colliston Park, Dalbeattie

Reverse view:-

Colliston Park, Dalbeattie, Barr Burn

The previous two photos were taken form this bridge over the Barr Burn.

Bridge Over Barr Burn, Colliston Park, Dalbeattie

The Park contains Dalbettie’s War Memorial (photos to come) and this memorial, “Commemorating the men and women who worked at the Edingham Munitions Factory, Dalbeattie, 1939-1945.”

Munitions Factory Memorial, Colliston Park, Dalbeattie

World War 2 at Montrose Air Station

Model of Montrose Air Station at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre:-

Model of Montrose Air Station

Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) poster. The ATA featured many women pilots:-

Air Transport Auxiliary Panel


ATA Panel Detail, Montrose Air Station

Photos of some women flyers:-

Women Flyers

Civilian casualties:-

Civilian casualties at Montrose Air Station

RAF Sector Clock:-

RAF Sector Clock, Montrose Air Station

RAF Memorial Window, in stained glass. Inscribed, “This window commemorates the pilots of the Royal Air Force who in the Battle of Britain turned the work of our hands into the salvation of our country.”:-

RAF Memorial Window

Models of a Mosquito and Hurricane:-

Mosquito and Hurricane Models

War Savings Campaign Plaque:-

War Savings Campaign Plaque

War Memorials, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

Part of a Memorial display at Montrose Air Station. A War Memorial rescued from a now disused Church at Logie, near Montrose:-

Church War Memorial

The placard beside the rescued Memorial asks, “Do we really remember them?”

Do We Really Remember Caption

The poppy wall above it commemorates the dead of both World Wars:-


External Exhibits, Montrose Air Station

Before you get to the museum entrance at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre you pass these hangars which date from before the Great War:-

WW1 Air Hangars

Then there’s the obligatory Spitfire. This one’s named Red Lichtie. There is an Arbroath connection, though this one is probably a replica of the original:-

Spitfire Red Lichtie

More up to date (well, 1950s) is this Gloster Meteor:-

Gloster Meteor

This artillery piece, an anti-aircraft gun, is also exposed to the elements:-

WW2 Artillery Piece, Montrose Air Station

Prominent too is this memorial to all those RFC and RAF personnel who served at Montrose Air Station:-

RFC and RAF Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

With the exception of Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery on Hoy, Comely Bank Cemetery in Edinburgh may possibly contain the most Commonwealth War Graves in one location anywhere in Scotland. 301 servicemen are buried here, from both wars. Its location near a hospital (or two) no doubt contributed to that.

Unusually the memorial stones in the Great War section are laid flat:-

Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh, War Graves

Flat memorial stones. The Stone of Remembrance is to the left here behind the shrubs:-

Flat Memorial Stones, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

More flat memorial stones:-

More Flat Memorial Stones, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh, More Flat Memorial Stones

Memorial Stones, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

All these flat stones commemorate more than one serviceman:-

Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh, Memorial Stones

Stone of Remembrance. It is inscribed, “1914-1918 1939-1945. To the honoured memory of his Majesty’s forces who gave their lives for their country and who lie buried in this cemetery. The following are not commemorated elsewhere. Private R Brines, Middlesex Regiment. 19/1 1920, Private A Brown, Highland Light Infantry, 9/1/1920, Private Jackson Robb, Royal Scots, 30/8/1921.”

Stone of Remembrance, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

Information board:-

Commonweath War Graves Commission Information Board

Drymen, Stirlingshire

Drymen (pronounced ‘drimmin’) is a village in Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Main road through the village.

Road Through Drymen, Stirling District

The village is now bypassed so there’s not too much traffic but you have to go through it to access the road to the east side of Loch Lomond and the foot of Ben Lomond.

Shop and War Memorial. The War Memorial is behind the road signs.

Shop and War Memorial, Drymen

Drymen War Memorial. From southeast. A simple cross above a column on a rectangular base. Great War names:-

Drymen War Memorial

Drymen War Memorial. Dedication reads, “The Great War 1914-1918. On this Memorial are inscribed the names of the men of this parish who at the call of King and country left all taht was dear to them endured hardship faced danger and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten.”

Dedication, Drymen War Memorial

From north. Dedication and WW2 panel to left. Nearest panel contains Great War names:-

War Memorial, Drymen

Art Decoish Extension, Drymen. Thirties style at any rate. Banded contrasting painting, flat roof.

Art Decoish Extension, Drymen

Petty War Memorial

The Parish of Petty is in the former counties of Inverness and Nairn in Highland region. The War Memorial lies beside the A 96 road between those two towns.

Petty War Memorial

Dedication, “To the glory of God and in grateful remembrance of the men of this Parish who gave their lives that we might live. 1914-1918. 1939-1945, These also gave their all.” Note Pte Alice P MacDonald ATS.

War Memorial, Petty Parish

Parish of Urquhart War Memorial, Conon Bridge

Conon Bridge is in the former Ross-shire, near Dingwall. It contains the memorial for the Parish of Urquhart. (Urquhart is pronounced Urcart. Or I suppose originally Urchart with the ‘ch’ as in loch.)

Parish of Urquhart War Memorial, Conon Bridge

Names, Parish of Urquhart War Memorial, also inscribed, “Their name liveth for evermore.” WW2 names on lower stone.

Names, War Memorial, Conon Bridge

Dedication, “To the glory of God and in grateful remembrance of the officers, non-com officers and men from the Parish of Urquhart (Ross) who gav ethei rlives for King and country in the Great Wars 1914-1919, 1939-1945, Erected by the inhabitants of the Parish in loving memory.”

Dedication, Urquhart War Memorial, Conon Bridge

War Memorial, Conon Bridge, Parish of Urquhart

Maryburgh War Memorial

Maryburgh is in the Highland region, 2 miles south of Dingwall.

The War Memorial is a Celtic Cross on a trapezoidal plinth above a square base.

The dedication reads, “Their names will remain forever. In proud and loving memory of the heroes who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in the Great War 1914-1919.”

Maryburgh War Memorial

Second World War dedication, “Their names will remain forever. To the glorious memory of those who died in World War II, 1939-1945.” Note name of Private Christina M Mackintosh ATS:-

War Memorial, Maryburgh

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